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'''Democritus''' (; , ''Dēmókritos'', meaning "chosen of the people"; ) was an influential Ancient Greece|Ancient Greek Pre-Socratic philosophy|pre-Socratic philosopher primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of the universe.#Barnes|Barnes (1987). Democritus was born in Abdera, Thrace|Abdera, Thrace,#Russell|Russell, pp. 64–65. around 460 BC, although, some thought it was 490 BC. His exact contributions are difficult to disentangle from those of his mentor Leucippus, as they are often mentioned together in texts. Their speculation on atoms, taken from Leucippus, bears a passing and partial resemblance to the 19th-century understanding of atomic structure that has led some to regard Democritus as more of a scientist than other Greek philosophers; however, their ideas rested on very different bases.Stephen Toulmin...
Birth placeAbdera, Thrace|Abdera, Thrace
EraPre-Socratic philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
School traditionPre-Socratic philosophy
Main interests{{hlist|style=padding:0.1em 0;line-height:1.3em; |Metaphysics |Mathematics |Astronomy}}
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Influences{{hlist |Leucippus |Melissus of Samos}}
Influenced{{hlist |Epicurus |Pyrrho |Lucretius |Aristotle |Montaigne |Marco Aurelio Severino|Severino |Baruch Spinoza |George Santayana |Karl Marx |Friedrich Nietzsche |Michel Onfray}}
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